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Working As A Pipeline Operator

  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Deal with People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • $66,270

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Pipeline Operator does

  • Unload of crude oil from unit trains into our storage tanks.
  • Subject to call outs and emergency response at all times.
  • Used Scada resources on a daily basis.
  • Performed routine maintenance operations including insulating lines, pigging, valve maintenance and replacement.
  • Performed field activities on the pipeline facilities including: corrosion control, dehydration, measurement, and overall system integrity.
  • Plan, schedule, and manage pipeline maintenance work.
  • Assist with petroleum product movements in and out of pipeline terminals and/or pump stations.
  • Completed annual reviews of OSHA required training classes as assigned by supervisor.
  • Supervised and trained Conoco Production Technicians to operate the pipeline after start up.
  • Performed preventative maintenance; fitting, threading, and installing piping, tank gauging, oil sampling and testing.
  • Operated and troubleshoot Gas flare on certain locations.
  • Ensured compliance with Health, Environmental, and Safety policies and Procedures.
  • Monitored the alarm log to be proactive in case of an emergency.
  • Worked with other natural gas and construction company's at compressor stations for maintenance and repairs.
  • Supervised and taught weekly safety meetings.
  • Streamlined pipeline operations while keeping pipeline efficiency at a high level.
  • Prepared bid packages and proposals for contractor's cost for pipeline construction projects.
  • Operated and maintained multiple pipeline systems for client in the Eagle Ford Shale.
  • Performed maintenance to pipeline, booster stations and lact units.
  • Monitored crude oil pipeline systems via computer based on SCADA system.

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Pipeline Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

91.9%

Female

7.7%

Unknown

0.4%
Ethnicity

White

80.1%

Hispanic or Latino

12.8%

Asian

5.3%

Unknown

1.1%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

55.6%

Danish

11.1%

Italian

11.1%

Portuguese

11.1%

French

11.1%
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Pipeline Operator Education

Schools

Bismarck State College

11.7%

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology - Okmulgee

8.3%

Oklahoma State University

6.7%

Wharton County Junior College

6.7%

Nicholls State University

6.7%

Lamar Institute of Technology

5.0%

Sul Ross State University

5.0%

Lamar State College - Port Arthur

5.0%

Pennsylvania State University

5.0%

Lamar University

5.0%

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

5.0%

Hill College

3.3%

San Juan College

3.3%

Sinclair Community College

3.3%

Seminole State College

3.3%

Community College of the Air Force

3.3%

Casper College

3.3%

Texas State University

3.3%

Fairmont State University

3.3%

Tarleton State University

3.3%
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Majors

Business

18.9%

Education

8.7%

Criminal Justice

7.9%

General Studies

7.1%

Precision Metal Working

5.5%

Computer Science

4.7%

Automotive Technology

4.7%

Industrial Technology

3.9%

Kinesiology

3.9%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

3.9%

Petroleum Engineering

3.9%

Engineering

3.9%

Drafting And Design

3.1%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.1%

Petroleum Technology

3.1%

Aviation

3.1%

Environmental Science

3.1%

Management

2.4%

Music

2.4%

Fire Science And Protection

2.4%
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Degrees

Other

40.1%

Bachelors

24.3%

Associate

19.8%

Certificate

8.9%

Masters

4.0%

Diploma

2.0%

Doctorate

1.0%
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Top Skills for A Pipeline Operator

PipelineOperationsSafetyMeetingsSafetyProceduresPipelineFacilitiesComplianceValveMaintenanceEmergencyResponsePipelineSystemsCompressorStationsCrudeOilPipelineScadaOshaLactPreventativeMaintenanceSupervisePumpStationsMaintenanceActivitiesStorageTanksPipelineConstructionFlowRates

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Top Pipeline Operator Skills

  1. Pipeline Operations
  2. Safety Meetings
  3. Safety Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Manage all accounting associated with pipeline operations including equipment inventory, product inventory, and purchasing.
  • Conducted and scheduled monthly Safety Meetings for the plant as Safety Coordinator.
  • Implement safety procedures used to pig pipeline, i.e.
  • Performed field activities on the pipeline facilities including: corrosion control, dehydration, measurement, and overall system integrity.
  • Ensured compliance with all Federal, State and Company regulations, policies, guidelines, and procedures.

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